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Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 1

Year 1

Year 1 Staff

Class Teacher: Mrs Kay Fawkes 

Support Staff: Miss Harley, Miss Crew, Mrs McComish, Mr Louis (PE)

Spring Term

English: In our writing lessons we will continue to write grammatically correct sentences using capital letters and full stops. We will explore different pre-fixes and suffixes and when we might use them, such as un, ing, ed, s and es. We will also practise our handwriting to ensure that we form the letters correctly. 

Maths: We will start the term looking at 2d and 3d shapes. We will then explore place value, addition and subtraction to numbers up to 20 and then 50. At the end of the term we will explore measuring, mass, height and length. 

Phonics:  The children will continue to learn all the graphemes (groups of letters that make sounds, phonemes) to help them to read, write and to pass the phonics screening at the end of Year 1. 

Reading: We will listen to the children read at least twice a week in school as well continuing to introduce  them to a wide variety of different stories. We ask that they read to you at least 5 times a week to build upon their decoding strategies and comprehensions. Research shows that the better readers make better writers! In class, we have our reading award scheme, where children receive certificates when they have read a certain number of times. 

History: Once upon a time, is our topic for this term where the children will learn about the History of toys and compare toys from the past and now. 

Home Learning: This will continue to be set on a Wednesday and may include: grammar, handwriting, maths and phonics practise. Please continue to read with your child 5 times a week and take a look at edshed for additional phonics home learning. 

Woods Visits: Dates to follow...

PE days: these continue to be on a Wednesday and Thursday and earrings must NOT be worn. 

Welcome to Year 1 2022-2023!

This year in Year 1:

What to bring to school:  Water bottle, reading folder (with reading book, reading record and home learning book), named uniform!

English: This term, we will be learning the alphabet and ensuring we know both the lower case and capital letters for each letter. We can then use this knowledge to write in grammatically correct sentences using capital letters and full stops. We will build on the knowledge learnt in Ducklings to write stories. 

Phonics:  The children will continue to learn all the graphemes (groups of letters that make sounds, phonemes) to help them to read, write and to pass the phonics screening at the end of Year 1. 

Reading: We will listen to the children read at least twice a week in school as well as introducing them to a wide variety of different stories. We ask that they read to you at least 5 times a week to build upon their decoding strategies and comprehensions. Research shows that the better readers make better writers! In class, we have our reading award scheme, where children receive certificates when they have read a certain number of times. 

Maths: This term we will be concentrating on sorting, counting and addition and subtraction. The children will be talking about solving problems and using what they know to tell us how they found an answer.

Topic: Our geography topic this term will be 'What a wonderful world!' We will be learning about Sandhurst and the UK. We will start to learn geographical terms that will be used during their time in St. Michael's.

WOW! We will also be attending a WOW trip in September and this will be followed by a couple of weeks work and an open day.  

Home learning: Home work will alternate weekly between a maths activity and a writing activity. It will be found in their Home Learning books that need to be kept in their reading folders. Home Learning will be set every Wednesday. Additionally, we will set a task on Ed Shed in line with the phonics they are learning in class, expect them to read to an adult at home at least 5 times a week and practise spellings. Each child will have a spelling teddy in their home learning book, they will be tested in class and will receive their new teddy when they have spelt all the words correctly. 

Woods visits: Friday 16th September, Friday 14th October. Children need to come in a PE kit suitable for a woods visit. They need to bring their school uniform to change into. Please pack extra socks and footwear! We will still go to the woods in the rain. Please let one of the class staff know if you want to come with us. 

PE days: Wednesday and Thursday: children come in their PE kits, no earrings to be worn. 

 

Phonic Shed Phonemes

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In this video I have recorded all the sounds that the children have learnt so far in Year 1. It is extremely important that they learn all of these sounds so they can use them in their writing and reading as well as in their phonics screening.

Year 1 Autumn Term 2

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